By The Associated Press
EDINBURGH, Scotland — A memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ cathedral in Edinburgh has ended, and members of the public will soon be allowed inside to pay their respects.
The coffin, with the Crown of Scotland resting on a cushion on top of it, is to stay in the 12th-century cathedral through Tuesday.
Thousands of people lined the route of the procession through the Scottish capital’s Old Town to the cathedral, as the former monarch’s children — including new sovereign King Charles III — walked behind the hearse.
The memorial service featured Karen Matheson singing Psalm 118 in Gaelic, with harp accompaniment, and a reading from Ecclesiastes by the head of the Scottish government, Nicola Sturgeon.
The congregation sang The Lord’s My Shepherd, said to be one of the queen’s favorite hymns.
Members of the royal family were to hold a vigil by the coffin in the evening.